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How do you pronounce "Anthony"?

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Questi0ns Sat 02-May-15 08:14:10

"AnTony" or "AnTHony"?

SunnyBaudelaire Sat 02-May-15 08:16:20


FunkyPeacock Sat 02-May-15 08:17:14

I've met people who do both - neither is wrong

I only like it with a hard T sound

The spelling should give you a clue!

SnotQueen Sat 02-May-15 08:17:39

Me: AnTony
Italian American Mamma living in the Bronx circa 1987: AnTHony

Questi0ns Sat 02-May-15 08:20:56

I'm not from the UK but the child will grow up here. Husband who is British says you spell it "Anthony" but British people would pronounce it "AnTony". I just want to verify if that's the case as I don't want the child to be constantly having to correct it. We would prefer to use the "Anthony" spelling for family reasons..

burgatroyd Sat 02-May-15 08:21:40


burgatroyd Sat 02-May-15 08:22:18

If I had D's this WOULD have been his name.

BeeInYourBonnet Sat 02-May-15 08:23:13

I say Antony.
My Northern irish friends say AnTHony.

JasperDamerel Sat 02-May-15 08:24:36

Antony. But the Tony but it more Tunny than Tony.

SanityClause Sat 02-May-15 08:31:17

In Australia, it's AnTHony, too. (Probably because of all the Irish political prisoners, if that's how it's pronounced in Northern Ireland.)

But now, living in SE England, I would assume it was pronounced Antony, if I saw it.

superram Sat 02-May-15 08:34:05

From the ne, AnTHony, work in London, Antony.

Penguinotterfoxbadger Sat 02-May-15 08:37:51

I would say Antony (I'm from the home counties originally). No idea if that's correct though!

wigglesrock Sat 02-May-15 08:38:23

I say An Th Ony, to me Antony is a different name, spelt differently. I'm in NI.

TooBusyByHalf Sat 02-May-15 08:42:07

Se England it's an-to-nee unless you're posh when it's an-t-ni
An-th-nee is Irish, Aussie, or maybe northern in my head.
Spelling it without the h is just wrong! smile

Marcipex Sat 02-May-15 08:43:03

I'm in the UK, I'd say Antony.

AuntieStella Sat 02-May-15 08:52:52


But Aussie friends say AnTHony.

HapShawl Sat 02-May-15 08:56:30

However Anthony wants it to be pronounced

ovenchips Sat 02-May-15 09:05:22

I think its pronunciation varies regionally in UK, while spelling remains the same. I am in the Anthony camp (NE England), my DH is very much Antony (SE).

florascotia Sat 02-May-15 09:52:43

Logically, it would be pronounced Ant-own-ee, since it originates from a Roman name, Antonius. In English spelling, the 'h' was not added until after around 1600. (Shakespeare didn't use it for 'Antony and Cleopatra' or for Mark Antony in 'Julius Caesar'.) But, as previous posters have said, there are now regional - global! - variations and preferences.

FlappertyFlippers Sat 02-May-15 09:59:21

Ant toe knee

Smidge001 Sat 02-May-15 09:59:55

I would spell it with the H and say it Antony.

OwlBeeBack Sat 02-May-15 10:27:46

Ann toe knee

ClashCityRocker Sat 02-May-15 10:29:56

Interesting. I'd say Antony but I've known both - but the Anthony I knew was from the NE.

StampysLoveGarden Sat 02-May-15 10:32:30


is that name coming back in to fashion? i'm not ready for it on a baby.

HellKitty Sat 02-May-15 10:32:58

NE and Anth-un-nee. I know one, his mum wanted the 'H' so he wouldn't be known as an Ant.

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